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Fink's patio is the opposite of boring, and everyone knows it

Published Aug. 30, 2019

They say it's what's on the inside that counts - and Fink's is certainly no slouch in that department. But it's the outside that's been catching people's attention in recent years - most recently with the addition of a cozy outdoor patio.

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BelAir apologizes for not seating Giannis after big Bucks win

Published April 22, 2018

The biggest Bucks story on Twitter Sunday night wasn't about Milwaukee evening its playoff series against the Celtics. Rather, it was a photo and tweet from Twitter user @MoSokanhe, who said he watched Giannis Antetokounmpo wait several minutes for a table at the BelAir Cantina at 1935 N. Water St., then leave without getting served.

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Mama Tried Motorcycle Show gears up for a larger, louder event

Published Feb. 20, 2018

Mama Tried Motorcycle Show returns this weekend for four days of moto madness. The show itself takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, with pre- and post-parties, flat out races, a film festival and more happening before, during and after.

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Check out renderings of Fink's new patio

Published June 16, 2017

According to Fink's co-owner, Scott Johnson, a new patio is underway at the East Side cocktail lounge. Johnson believes it will be finished by mid-July.

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BelAir Cantina opens Monday in Brookfield

Published April 12, 2017

It's nearly taco and tequila time in Brookfield. BelAir Cantina's location at the Corners of Brookfield will open to the public on Monday, April 17. The location is located at 250 High St., within the lifestyle center adjacent to Market Square.

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Walker's Point Fuel Cafe opening in early 2017

Published Dec. 11, 2016

Although owner Scott Johnson was hoping to open his second Fuel Cafe this summer, he says it will open instead at the end of January 2017 at 644 S. 5th St. in Walker's Point.

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Fuel Cafe to open second location in Walker's Point

Published Feb. 26, 2016

A little piece of Riverwest will be moving into Walker's Point this summer. A modern, full-service version of Fuel Cafe will soon occupy a warehouse space in the Walker's Point neighborhood.

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Mama Tried motorcycle show kickstarts new venue and events

Published Feb. 17, 2016

Mama Tried takes place this weekend. Its purpose, according to founder Scott Johnson, is primarily to "bring together the custom motorcycle culture with the motorcycle racing culture," but it's also a big party for motorcycle enthusiasts of all kinds.

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Last Fink's mural update ... for now

Published Nov. 10, 2015

The blank wall on the North Water Street side of Fink's on the East Side has been replaced with the beginnings of a new mural. Owner Scott Johnson says it will be the last one ... at least for now.

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Fink's sign goes from boring back to boning

Published Oct. 12, 2015

This past summer, Fink's on Humboldt and Water, hired Filthy Freehand's Sarah Linkus to paint a sign on its long north exterior wall that read, "Couples are boring and everyone knows," in all caps. Today, that sign reads differently ... again.

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New motorcycle festival revs up in spring

Published Jan. 17, 2015

Rockerbox moved to Road America in Elkhart Lake after being in Riverwest for a decade. So now get ready for the first Brewtown Rumble. The street festival will feature bikes, music, food, drinks, a swap meet, custom bike contest, vending, a pin-up girl contest and more. It take place on Sunday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Best Place.

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When two great motorcycle events collide

Published June 13, 2014

Two of southeast Wisconsin's most unique and authentic motorcycle events combined to bring riders of all makes and models to Road America in Elkhart Lake last weekend.